On This Day

What Happened on May 28, 1948

Historical Events

  • Iraq captures Ge'ulim settlement
  • Israeli Air Force is officially founded shortly after the start of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Shearer, Australian golfer, course designer (4-time PGA Tour of Australia Order of Merit), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Ray Laidlaw, British folk-rock drummer (Lindisfarne - "Lady Eleanor"; Jack the Lad), born in England

Famous Weddings

Stanley Kubrick

Film director Stanley Kubrick (19) weds high school sweetheart Toba Metz

Famous Deaths

  • Unity Mitford, English fascist sympathizer and one of the Mitford sisters, dies from the effects of a bullet in her head at 33
1948 Highlights

About May 28, 1948

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 73 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini